Take Me Out to the Ball Game Even if the Yankees Lose

Daddy and Jason at the Yankees Game

Yesterday, I took Jason to Yankee Stadium for the Yankees/Blue Jays afternoon game. We got tickets from my brother-in-law Steve, so we met him and his son Matthew at the stadium. (We recently had Steve’s daughter Amanda over for a sleepover if you remember. We just can’t get rid of these guys…) The day started […]

I Made Turkey Kielbasa Tacos! (Plus Hillshire Farm Giveaway!)

All cooked and ready to stuff!

Like most intelligent humans, I’m a big fan of bacon. In fact, for breakfast every day I have a boring old bowl of oatmeal, along with four slices of bacon. Okay, fine. Turkey bacon. But that’s only because of some silly high cholesterol thing, and yeah I’m trying to eat healthy. Thing is, as much […]

We Had a Daughter This Weekend! (But Ended Up Returning Her)

Kids for sale

  This weekend we got to see what it’d be like to have a daughter. Since there aren’t any “Rent a Daughter” shops in our area of the country, we had to make due with our 11-year-old niece Amanda. Okay, fine. We had an impromptu sleepover with my sister-in-law’s daughter, but for a day,  we […]

Big NFL Action in a Small Package – TeenyMates Review & Giveaway

Not a bad group of QBs to start with!

I’ve written before about how Ryan loves to collect “guys.” The smaller the better, because he can grab a handful and run around the house smashing them into each other. He’s got Squinkies, Crazy Bones, Bonkazonks, little Japanese erasers, Lego Mini-Figs, you name it. So when I had a chance to review Party Animal’s NFL […]

My Playlist or I Wanna Rock (blog hop)

Twisted Sister's Stay Hungry

Apparently Trisha over at Momdot.com has caught the blog hop bug because she’s at it again. Or is it a blog carnival? I can’t really keep it straight. All I know is that the poor woman desparately needs a new iPhone since her current one is cracked beyond belief. The latest Blog Carnival is a […]

Fifty Shades of Pain

Fifty Shades of Grey

A few weeks ago I attended a Cafe Mom party tying in to the Blog Her 12 conference that was happening in NYC at the time. It was a great chance for me to meet the editors I’ve been working with for months now. I always feel it helps, no matter what the business, to […]

Our Annual Family Trip to Woodloch Pines in the Poconos Rocked As Usual

Ryan and I were set to take first place in the Go Karts!

This past weekend, my family packed up the car and headed to Hawley, Pennsylvania for a mini vacation. This marks the third year in a row that we visited Woodloch Pines with my wife’s entire family (her two sisters’ families and my in-laws). It’s basically four days of campy fun for eight adults and seven […]

8 Reasons Why Being Your Own Boss Isn’t the Greatest Job in the World

World Wide Web's Best Boss

I’ve been working for myself for about five years now. And while being my own boss certainly has its privileges, it also has some serious downsides. I know a lot of freelance writers who’d easily agree, especially when it comes to the whole “feast or faminine” part of the job. Some months you’re just rolling in […]

Are You Concerned With Underage Drinking?

Homer Simpson and Bender share a beer

I can’t remember when I had my first beer. I do recall being a teenager and mowing our lawn on a super hot summer day. My dad would be doing yard work and while he wasn’t (and still isn’t) a big drinker at all, he’d enjoy a cold beer every now and then. He always […]

Guest Posting over at Momaroo

Momaroo logo

One of the best parts of being a blogger (other than getting to say whatever the heck I want!) is the community. I love interacting with my readers in the comments section, and love commenting on other bloggers’ posts. Guest blogging is another wonderful opportunity to share yourself and your blog with others in the […]

Sweep the Leg! Why the Karate Kid Still Rules!

Daniel-san prepares the crane tecnique

Last night was Family Movie Night in our house. I offered the boys a choice of either The Last Airbender or the original 1980’s classic The Karate Kid. Let’s just say… they chose wisely. I wasn’t sure if they’d be bored for most of the movie or not, since the actual awesome training and karate […]

Scrabble Meets Math In the Super Fun iPhone App GoSum

Math app for iPhone

In college I was really torn about what direction to go in. Most people are either left brained or right brained. They’re either analytic or creative. Me? I’m both. I was seriously not sure whether to go for an English degree or a Math one. I loved solving math problems (big fan of puzzles), but I’ve also […]

Happy 80th Birthday, Lego!

Happy 80th Birthday Party

Lego is celebrating its 80th Birthday today and man, the company doesn’t look a day over 30, does it? I’ve loved (read: Obsessed over) Legos my whole life. I spent many a childhood on the Lego Moon with all my Lego minifig astronauts. I customized my own Lego superheroes (with a little imagination, those astronaut […]

What Does a Daddy Blogger Eat?

frosting cake pans

I had so much fun doing the 5 Things You Would Learn About Me if You Walked Through My House blog carnival that Trisha from MomDot started, that I couldn’t wait to jump on it again! Apparently Trisha felt the same way, since she posted a new one today, offering a look inside her fridge and […]

Why Every Daddy Blogger Should Attend BlogHer

Blog Her 12 Booth

I really shouldn’t be writing this. It’s only going to make things harder for me as a blogger moving forward. But the biggest thing I’ve learned about bloggers is that they love to share. Heck, it’s almost impossible not to want to share actually. Bloggers, on average, are just incredibly nice people. Last weekend, I […]

When Mommy’s Away, the Avengers Shall Play!

Ryan wants Loki's Head

My wife works nights a few times a week. So those are the days I come home a little early from work (“early” meaning 6 or 6:30), to watch the kids, give them dinner, and get them ready for bed. I can’t tell you how incredibly difficult it is taking care of two boys all […]

5 Things You Would Learn About Me if You Walked Through My House


Trisha over at MomDot.com wrote a really fun post today where she showed off five photos from her house, that each teach you something about her. She challenged everyone to join in on the fun. This is what we in the blogosphere refer to as a “blog carnival.” (Don’t worry, I was wondering where the elephants and Ferris wheels […]

One Dad + Three Kids = One Colorful Birthday Cake

Allie's 41st Rainbow Dessert

Yesterday was my wife’s 29th birthday, give or take a dozen years. Granted, she doesn’t look a day over 32 if you ask me. I first met Allie during my freshman year of college wayyyy back in 1990 and obviously have learned a great deal over the years. The most important, above all else is […]